September 18th, 2014
Caleb A. Bates, 24, is described as 5'11" and weighs 169 lbs. with brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on his arms and back, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.
At about 12:25 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 19] Bates reportedly walked away from work detail in Howe. He was last seen in the area of Texas Street walking west on the railroad tracks.
He was sentenced to 10 years for drug charges in Johnson County. He also has convictions of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Law enforcement still are searching the area for Bates.
Law enforcement are sarching at about 1 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 19] near Howe in the area of Texas Street and Ivy Street for a Jim Hamilton prisoner who ran while on work detail.
He was last spotted heading west on the railroad tracks.
He is described as a white male in his 20s.
If you believe you see the man contact the Sheriff's Office at (918) 647-2317.
Do not attempt to approach him.
No other information is available at this time.
For the first time since the Class 4A state quarterfinals against Clinton last November, the Poteau Pirates will play an actual game when they entertain Campus High School from Haysville, Kan., at 7 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium. Senior tight end/linebacker Kade McMillin is glad to finally be back home.
â€śI feel like we're going to have better preparation,â€ť he said. â€śWe'll be more prepared to play in front of our home crowd. We're ready to see what we can do out here [at Costner Stadium]. The crowd staying in the game helps the players stay hyped up. It helps out a lot.â€ť
The seeding for the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, at least through Day 1, held true Tuesday in Panama.
The top four seeds, Panama, Wister, Heavener and Spiro, advanced to tonightâ€™s winnerâ€™s-bracket semifinals.
The Lady Razorbacks beat Whitesboro 10-1, while the Lady Wildcats blanked Howe 8-0. The Lady Wolves, who won the 2014 Slow-Pitch LCT in April at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, knocked off the six-time defending fast-pitch county champion Poteau Lady Pirates 7-1. The Lady Bulldogs scored late to nip Pocola 4-3.
HOWE â€” The Wister Wildcats took a pair of games from the Howe Lions on Tuesday at Lions Field, taking the first game 9-3 and the second contest 14-1.
In the opener, the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lions cut the deficit to 2-1 after two innings.
The â€™Cats, thanks to a single run in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth, took a 5-1 lead, but the Lions responded with a two-run fifth inning to cut Wisterâ€™s lead to 5-3 going into the sixth inning. However, that was as close as Howe got.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams kept their perfect record intact Tuesday with home wins over the Van Buren [Ark.] Butterfield Trail Blazers at Costner Stadium.
The eighth-grade Raiders made it 3-for-3 on the season with an 18-6 victory, right after the seventh-grade Raiders did likewise with a 32-8 win.
Both Raider teams and the Poteau Pirates freshmen will be in a tripleheader of football next Tuesday at Stigler, with games beginning at 5:30 p.m. The three local teams will take a combined undefeated record of 7-0 into Haskell County.
Cloyis W. Clay, 84, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Poteau.
Cloyis was born Sept, 24, 1929, in Gilmore to Vernon and Beulah (Day) Clay. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where was awarded the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge), Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star and UN Service Medal. Cloyis was an educator-principal. Cloyis loved to hunt. He was a great gardener, grafting trees. He was very proud of his grandson who is pursuing a PhD. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Troy Riddle; and niece, Debbie Mudd.
Bobby Doyle Mann, 80, of Wister died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving family.Â He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Wister to Orbie and Lucille (Keifer) Mann. Bobby was a coal miner and construction worker.Â
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Orbalene (Mann) Shipman; son-in-law, Don Shadden; and mother of his daughters, Wilma Jean Mann.
Timothy J. Jiminez, 53 of Bokoshe died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Aug. 17, 1961, in San Jose, Calif., to Harry and Barbara (Thomas) Jiminez. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired protection officer.
A pre-bid conference meeting and possible site visit for the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center construction project is set tomorrow.
The meeting will occur at the Donald W. Reynolds Center at 11 a.m.
Anyone interested in bidding on the project or interested in the project details is invited to the meeting.
Attendees should expect 30 minutes of talk about the Nabholz Construction Services company, a layout of pre-bids and information on guidelines, insurance information and other standard needs a company must have to bid.
There may be a walk-through of the future construction areas.